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RBI policy today: Why Raghuram Rajan is unlikely to cut rate until Budget

Feb 02, 2016

RBI policy today: Why Raghuram Rajan is unlikely to cut rate until Budget

One can’t rule out an off-policy rate cut if the budget keeps its promises on fiscal consolidation. The ball now is in Jaitley’s court #Disinvestment #RBI #Monetary policy #Interest rate #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Growth #fiscal consolidation #Seventh Pay Commission
Ratan Tata's comments on freedom were more about Modi's dislike for privatisation than about intolerance

Jan 27, 2016

Ratan Tata's comments on freedom were more about Modi's dislike for privatisation than about intolerance

The government should stick to monitoring and should not tell people (and institutions) what to do #Disinvestment #Ratan Tata #fiscal deficit #public sector enterprises
Divestment: Hindustan Zinc sale mess proves NDA-2 failed to learn from NDA-I slip

Jan 22, 2016

Divestment: Hindustan Zinc sale mess proves NDA-2 failed to learn from NDA-I slip

Fortunately, some roadblocks to future strategic sales or even piecemeal disinvestment are close to being removed #Prashant Bhushan #Disinvestment #P. Chidambaram #Arun Jaitley #Goods and Services Tax #Hindustan Zinc #residual stake sale
SC restrains Centre from offloading residual stake in Hindustan Zinc; asks govt to amend current law

Jan 20, 2016

SC restrains Centre from offloading residual stake in Hindustan Zinc; asks govt to amend current law

Apex court questioned the government for showing "hurry" in selling its 29% of valuable shares in the company #Disinvestment #Supreme Court #Vedanta #Mukul Rohtagi #Hindustan Zinc #residual stake
Govt needs to amend the Companies Act before arm-twisting state-owned cos for dividend payout

Jan 19, 2016

Govt needs to amend the Companies Act before arm-twisting state-owned cos for dividend payout

In a company, it is for the board of directors to take a call on dividend on holistic appreciation of future requirement for funds #Disinvestment #fiscal deficit #Companies Act #minimum dividend payout #state-owned companies #mutual fund scheme
Jaitley says govt to come out with alternative disinvestment plan soon

Jan 15, 2016

Jaitley says govt to come out with alternative disinvestment plan soon

As against the target of Rs 69,500 crore, the government has so far in current fiscal garnered Rs 12,700 crore. #Economy #Disinvestment #TheySaidIt #Arun Jaitley #IOC #REC #PFC. #Dredging Corp.
Budget 2016: Govt may trim FY17 divestment targets to 'realistic' levels, say sources

Jan 14, 2016

Budget 2016: Govt may trim FY17 divestment targets to 'realistic' levels, say sources

To prepare assets for sale, the government plans to bolster the financials of state-owned behemoths such as Coal India and power producer NTPC, said the sources. #Economy #GDP #finance ministry #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #coal india #fiscal deficit #Tax #Divestment #Department of Disinvestment #Union Budget 2016 #Budget & Economy
US firm SunEdison plans to offload 400 MW of solar capacity in India: sources

Nov 24, 2015

US firm SunEdison plans to offload 400 MW of solar capacity in India: sources

The divestment plan is seen as an attempt by SunEdison to monetise some assets to raise capital in the near term, having grown quickly through acquisitions and having this month posted a bigger than expected quarterly loss. #Disinvestment #Solar power #CompanyWatch #Renewable energy #SunEdison #Business #Pashupathy Gopalan #Continuum Wind Energy